Marlise Witschi is best known for her large, colourful, abstract paintings, which express Freedom and Spontaneity.
A Near Death Experience in her 30s stirred her drive to share these qualities, which she recognized being our True Nature.
•The Swiss born artist’s favorite medium is acrylics and Mixed Media. She marks and scratches the surfaces of her paintings with sharp tools and color crayons, as if trying to tell an untellable story.
The inspiration for her art being internal, the painting process evolves through a dance of call and response, where inspiration and knowledge play with each other.
Marlise is self-taught and has been taking numerous workshops and classes with internationally acclaimed artists.
She lives currently in Cozumel, Mexico. Her work has been shown in many Solo- and group shows in Canada, Mexico and Switzerland.
Art to her means that we take the freedom to be who we are, and to express what wants to be expressed through us – which can’t be expressed through anyone else.
Her paintings are expressions of this freedom and spontaneity. She loves to convey a sense of permissiveness to the viewer: Permissiveness to be who you are - regardless. The ordinary and the extraordinary are all included in Life.
Marlise's way of painting is like a dance of call and response. First, there is a ‘stepping out of the way’ and letting ‘it’ come through; a spontaneous movement, which then triggers a response. It’s a process of listening and following, in a very attentive way. The result are diverse expressions of the play between Light and darkness.
Marlise inspires the viewer to realize that they are equally an Artist, in that they are free to see and interpret whatever they want, in any painting, at any moment. Thus, the act of creation takes place as much in the viewer as in the painter – there is no difference.
Most importantly, Marlise wants to share freedom, peace, spontaneity and playfulness with you. May her paintings touch you in a way to trigger this joy!
Marlise was an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (FCA) and of the North Okanagan Chapter of the FCA (NOFCA), when she lived in Canada.